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Hull City fans chant former manager's name at Scunthorpe friendly

Hull City fans chanted the name of their former manager Steve Bruce at today's friendly against Scunthorpe.

Steve Bruce

Fans brought banners showing support for Bruce who left on Friday. Many blame his departure on the club's owners.

Speculation is mounting over who will replace Bruce as newly promoted Hull City prepare for the coming season in the premiership.

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GB Olympic table tennis squad returns to Sheffield for final training session

The Great Britain table tennis squad for the Rio Olympics has come together for a final practice session at their former base in Sheffield.

The English Institute of Sport in the Don Valley was HQ of British table tennis leading up to London 2012, but moved south when the sport lost lottery funding after the games.

Picked for Rio are Liam Pitchford from Chesterfield, Paul Drinkhall from Loftus near Redcar, and Sam Walker from Worksop.

They are coached by the former British number one Alan Cooke, a two-time Olympian, who's also from Chesterfield. John Shires has been talking to them.

Zak Hardaker bags first NRL try

Former Leeds Rhinos fullback Zak Hardaker has scored his first try in the NRL.

Hardaker helped Penrith Panthers to a 31-12 victory over Brisbane Broncos.

The 24-year-old joined the club last month in a swap deal for hooker James Segeyaro.

York City Knights go out of business

York City Knights share Bootham Crescent with York City FC. Credit: Press Association

York City Knights have been forced out of business following discussions with Rugby League officials.

The club which has been involved in a troubled ground share with York City says the council has breached its contract for the team to use Bootham Crescent.

It comes after council called off the Knights’ opening Super 8s clash against Doncaster on Sunday - citing concerns that the pitch would suffer.

The Knights have a contract to play matches at Bootham Crescent until both clubs move into the new community stadium. That arena is being built at the site of the club's old Huntington Stadium.

In a statement tonight, the club's board said it has done everything it can to resolve the matter with the council and now has no option but to fold.

It is with sincere regret that we are to announce that York City Knights will be closing as a business once all legal formalities and obligations have been carried out, which will allow all the players and staff to become free agents.

This is done with deep sadness, but with the certainty that we did everything in our power to last through the challenging times since our eviction from the Huntington Stadium in 2014 and the difficult circumstances the club has experienced ever since. The Board of Directors now have no alternative and have been forced to make this very difficult decision.

– York City Knights

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